June 27, 2019

How Much Time in Nature is Enough?

Naturalist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote, “I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct […]
June 24, 2019

How Nature Increases Confidence in Teens

As teens, we often compare ourselves to others. Competitive sports, high school cliques, and simply the complicated nature of being a teenager in America can be […]
June 22, 2019

Finding Balance Between Masculine and Feminine Energies Through Spending Time in Nature

Confucius said, “Yin and yang, male and female, strong and weak, rigid and tender, heaven and earth, light and darkness, thunder and lightning, cold and warmth, […]
June 20, 2019

Mindfulness-Based Practiced to Get You in Touch with Nature

Mindfulness can be defined as the act of being present in the moment while acknowledging your thoughts and feelings calmly and without judgment. You can practice […]
June 17, 2019

How Spending Time in Nature Makes Us More Creative

Creativity is often a word we associate with self-described artists or poets. However, the word creativity simply means the use of the imagination or original ideas. […]
June 15, 2019

Activating the Senses with Nature

When we live our lives primarily indoors, our senses can become dull and out of touch. Why is this a problem? Seeing, tasting, touching, smelling, and […]
June 9, 2019

Mother Earth: A Meditation

Sometimes we get so caught up in the nitty-gritty that it becomes easy to forget we live on a fascinating, life-giving planet that is surrounded by […]
June 1, 2019

How Spending Time in the Wilderness Increases Mental Health in Adolescents

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 50 percent of all mental health disorders begin at the age of 14 and 20 percent of adolescents […]
May 29, 2019

Nature, Healing, and Going to the Edges of the Self

Attaining what you never dreamed was possible is an exhilarating feeling. If you have been fearful of nature, doubtful of your ability to survive in her, […]
May 21, 2019

Disconnect to Connect

In our modern moment, we are plugged in. Technically speaking, we are more connected than we’ve ever been. We can say hi to an acquaintance across […]
May 17, 2019

Receptivity, Nature, and the Divine Feminine

The Divine Feminine can be seen as an endlessly nurturing, creative, generative, and adaptive quality. We all have masculine and feminine energies within us. When we […]
May 9, 2019

How Nature Debunks The Myth of Isolation

Isolation simply means that we feel disconnected from ourselves, other people, and our environments. It’s likely that if we feel disconnected from one of those things, […]
May 7, 2019

Nature as Endless Source of Inspiration

Nature is the simple answer to life’s seeming mundanity. Life as we know it can often seem like a repetition of tasks, chores, and schedules. When […]
May 1, 2019

The Awe-Inspiring Science Of Nature

We do a lot of “awwwww”-ing in our world today. Today, emotional media is run on sentiment, nostalgia, and an ever-increasing amount of ‘cute’, which varies […]
April 23, 2019

Embracing the Unknown Through Nature

Carolyn Merchant, author of Autonomous Nature: Problems of Prediction and Control from Ancient Times to the Scientific Revolution, wrote, “There is no single concept of nature; […]
April 17, 2019

Healing Toxic Masculinity Through Nature

A patriarchal society is harmful to both men and women, as it assigns specific gender roles and promotes socially restrictive attitudes about gender. This prevents people […]
April 15, 2019

As Above, So Below

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” This is similar to the ages old adage, “As above, so […]
April 9, 2019

Nature as the Original Maternal Force

“I remember feeling like pieces of me were scattered around the world; I belonged to her, Mother Earth.” Raquel Cepeda wrote this in reference to her […]